The Lagos State Government are currently investigating the death of reality TV star, Rico Swavey after a video of the nurses neglecting him in their emergency unit surfaced online.
Rico, whose real name is Patrick Fakoya, was involved in a ghastly accident on Wednesday and eventually passed away on Thursday, October 13.
It was after his death that a video surfaced online, showing how the former Big Brother Naija housemate was filmed by one of the nurses on duty as he battled for life.
After an unconscious Rico was placed on oxygen while on a chair, the nurses were heard chatting. One urged them to carry Rico onto the bed, as she scolded her colleagues, “You people should stop making the video. Somebody is dying, you people are making video”.
The footage sparked anger on social media, with members of the public demanding a probe in order to stop the constant negligence in Nigerian hospitals, while others demanded the immediate removal of the staff members who ought to have handled the matter with the utmost professionalism.
Also, popular Instagram blog, Gist lovers weighed in,
“Seems I finally got the hospital , some are saying it’s Evercare, they just did a disclaimer now saying it’s not them as Nigerians don almost drag life comot for their MD body, those ones don come out say no be them , one of the deceased family who pleaded anonymity talk say na this Doren hospital and on a closer look I see say be like say their uniform na the same and the environment @doren_hospital come forward with a valid explanation and provide those non challant under bridge nurses , na una hospital he happen abi no be una , you need to come forth with better explanations, why una Dey limit comment if no be say una don do bad. I come in peace”.
In reaction to the outrage, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, announced that the authorities had commenced an investigation into Doren Hospital.
“That hospital is not a government hospital; we have started an investigation into the unprofessional conducts of those who appeared in that video,” Omotoso said.